Indian cricket team welcomed grandly in Ahmedabad for ICC World Cup finals

| Updated: 17 November, 2023 5:29 pm IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket team, led by captain Rohit Sharma, has touched down in Ahmedabad, gearing up for the ICC Cricket World Cup final. Their journey through the tournament has been a relentless march, remaining undefeated and securing a spot in the final showdown.

Notching victories in all nine group-stage encounters and winning over New Zealand in the semifinals, India’s dominance has been indefatigable, rolling over their opponents with ease.

This final appearance marks India’s third shot at ODI World Cup glory. While they clinched the coveted trophy in 1983, they faced defeat against Australia in the 2003 final. The 2011 triumph under the leadership of MS Dhoni remains a cherished memory in Indian cricket history. Fans are ardently waiting for a third win, hoping to dedicate the victory to their King Kohli.

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The team’s success owes much to stellar performances across the board. Virat Kohli has been a standout with the bat, with an impressive 711 runs, including three centuries and five fifties.

Rohit Sharma’s aggressive batting in the powerplay overs in the starting 10 overs has set the tone, propelling India’s charge in the initial overs. Young cricketer Shubham Gill has also been a force to reckon with his bat. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have also contributed with crucial innings in the middle order.

The bowling attack has been equally formidable. Mohammed Shami’s fiery spells have yielded an impressive 23 wickets in just six matches, while Jasprit Bumrah has been a force to reckon with, claiming 18 wickets. Jadeja and Kuldeep have added significant value to the team’s bowling prowess.

As the team gears up for the final showdown at the Narendra Modi Stadium on November 16, the anticipation to end their ICC trophy drought looms large. Meanwhile, Australia has entered the finals too defeating South Africa in the semi-finals.

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